Privacy Policy

BURGER KING FOUNDATION, INC.

PRIVACY POLICY

The Burger King Foundation, Inc. is sensitive to the privacy concerns of visitors to its websites. This Privacy Policy provides information about what types of personal information we collect from visitors to Burger King Foundation, Inc.’s website, www.burgerkingfoundation.org (the “Services”), and how that information is used.

WEB SITE OPERATORS

This website is sponsored and operated by Burger King Foundation, Inc (“BKF,” “we,” “our,” or “us.”) If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy or any other matter in connection with the website, please contact Burger King Foundation, Inc. at BKFoundation@rbi.com.

PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT

When information identifies or is reasonably capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with you, we refer to it as “Personal Information.” We may collect Personal Information from a number of sources:

Personal Information You Provide. We collect Personal Information from you when you choose to provide it to us. For example, if you make an online donation, we will collect your name, address, phone number, and payment information in order to process your donation.

Personal Information Collected Automatically. Whenever you visit or interact with the Services, we, as well as our service providers, may use a variety of technologies to collect Personal Information. For example:

  • Usage Information: We collect information about your activity on the Services, such as the date and time you access the Services, and what features of the site you interact with.
  • Device Information: We collect information about the device you use to access the Services, including IP addresses, the type of operating system in use (e.g., Macintosh or Windows) and the type of browser being used by the visitor (e.g., Netscape or Internet Explorer).
  • Cookies and Web Beacons: When you view the website or use its features, we may use third-party analytics and tracking tools to collect cookies. A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored in your computer’s hard drive. We may also use web beacons to count page visits by our users, to determine pages users visit, to access our cookies, and to otherwise improve your experience on the website. Again, this information is collected in the aggregate and in a manner that does not identify any individual user.

Personal Information Received from Third Parties. We may obtain information about you from other trusted third-party sources to update or supplement the Personal Information we’ve collected from you. This includes, for example, Restaurant Brands International, Inc. and its affiliates.  

Combination of Information. We may combine the Personal Information we receive from and about you. We may also de-identify or aggregate information so it is no longer Personal Information.

HOW WE USE PERSONAL INFORMATION

We may use Personal Information for any of the following purposes:

  • to send donation requests, marketing and other communications (such as our newsletters) to you;
  • to process and acknowledge your donation;
  • to notify you of upcoming events, promotions, or activities on our site;
  • to fulfill purchases made online through online auctions or other fundraising activities;
  • to respond to your requests and provide customer support;
  • to provide you with any necessary notices;
  • to ensure legal compliance, including to comply with legal requirements and enforce or exercise our rights or those of third parties;
  • to address problems with the Services or our business;
  • to protect the security or integrity of our site; and
  • otherwise with your consent or as required by law.

PERSONAL INFORMATION WE SHARE

Except as provided in this Policy, we disclose your Personal Information only with your permission. We do not sell (or provide) mailing lists to third parties. We may share your Personal Information as described below.

With Restaurants Brands International. We may share your Personal Information with Restaurant Brands International Inc. and its affiliates to facilitate your donation, improve our Services, troubleshoot any issues, or as otherwise disclosed to you.

With Our Service Providers. We use service providers to help us operate and improve the Services, such as for analytics, payment processing, and security operations. For example, if you use PayPal™ services to make a donation or any other payment to the BKF, we will disclose your name, address, and the amount of your donation to PayPal in order for them to process your donation or payment.

With Promotional Partners. If you choose to enter into one of our promotions (e.g., a sweepstakes or contest), we may disclose your Personal Information to service providers or the public in connection with the administration of such promotion, as required by law, as otherwise permitted by the promotion’s official rules and this Privacy Policy.

With Corporate Entities During a Business Transaction. We may transfer your Personal Information if we are involved, whether in whole or in part, in a merger, sale, acquisition, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, bankruptcy, or other change of ownership or control. If another entity acquires us or any of our assets, information we have collected about you may be transferred to that entity. In addition, if any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding is brought by or against us, such information may be considered an asset of ours and may be sold or transferred to third parties. Should such a sale or transfer occur, we will use reasonable efforts to try to require that the transferee use Personal Information provided through the Services in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy.

With Law Enforcement or Other Third Parties to ensure Legal Compliance and Safety. We may transfer or otherwise disclose Personal Information in response to subpoenas, court orders, or other lawful requests; to comply with legal requirements; to provide information to law enforcement or government agencies in connection with an investigation on a matter related to public safety; or to protect our rights, property, the Services, or its users. We may also share Personal Information if disclosure would mitigate our liability in an actual or threatened lawsuit, to enforce our agreements with you, and to investigate, prevent, or take other action regarding suspected illegal activity, fraud, or other wrongdoing.

With Your Consent or At Your Request. We also may share your Personal Information as requested by you, or with your consent at the time of collection.

CONSENT TO INTERNATIONAL PROCESSING

Your Personal Information may be transferred, stored, or processed on computers located outside your state, province, country or other jurisdiction, including the United States. As a result, your Personal Information may be subject to data protection and other laws that may differ from your country of residence, and such privacy laws may not be deemed as protective as those in your jurisdiction. By using the Services or submitting information to us, you agree to the transfer, processing, and retention in the United States and to other applicable territories in which the privacy laws may not be as comprehensive as, or equivalent to, those in the country where you reside and/or are a citizen with the use of safeguards as required under applicable law.

YOUR CHOICES

Cookies. We use cookies for several purposes, such as, to determine the total number of unique visitors to the website. You are always free to decline cookies, but in doing so you may not be able to use certain features on our website. The “help” segment of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to configure your browser to not accept new cookies, how to have the browser inform you when you receive a new cookie, and how to erase cookies from your hard drive.

Do Not Track. Some web browsers (including Safari, Internet Explorer, Edge, Firefox, and Chrome) incorporate a “Do Not Track” (“DNT”) or similar feature that signals to websites that a user does not want to have their online activity and behavior tracked. Not all browsers offer a DNT option, and DNT signals are not yet uniform. Many website operators, including BKMF, do not respond to DNT requests or headers from some or all Internet browsers.

Update, Correct, Or Delete Personal Information. The accuracy of your Personal Information is important to BKF. If you change your e-mail address or if any of the other information we hold is incorrect or out of date, or if you wish to remove your details from our records, please contact Burger King Foundation, Inc. at BKFoundation@rbi.com. We reserve the right to request that you provide information that will enable us to confirm that you have the authority to correct or delete the information that you want corrected or deleted. We may not be able to correct or delete information shared with third parties. Pursuant to applicable law, we may be entitled to refuse to act on the request.

Communication Opt-Out. To unsubscribe or opt-out of BKMF e-mails such as emails regarding donation requests, notifications of upcoming fundraisers or other events, or newsletters, please follow the instructions in the e-mail message.

SECURITY OF INFORMATION

We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to guard your Personal Information. Unfortunately, no system or electronic data transmission is completely secure. You use the Services at your own risk.

THIRD PARTY WEBSITES

BKF is not responsible for the policies, content, and practices of third party websites to which the Services may link, including without limitation, the PayPal™ website. Please refer to those sites’ own privacy policies to learn how they collect and use Personal Information

CHILDREN’S PRIVACY

The Services are not directed to or intended for use by minors. We do not direct the Services to, nor do we knowingly collect any Personal Information from, children under the age of 16 (or age of majority of the individual’s relevant jurisdiction of residence).

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT

By visiting the Services, you are agreeing to the practices described in this Privacy Policy. On occasion, it may be necessary for BKF to change the terms of this Privacy Policy. We will do so by posting updated text on this site. If we change the Privacy Policy in a material way, we will provide appropriate notice. Your continued use of the Services after the Effective Date constitutes acceptance of Privacy Policy, as amended. As of the Effective Date, the amended Privacy Policy supersedes all previous versions of or agreements, notices, or statements about the Privacy Policy. To ensure that you are aware of current privacy practices, we recommend that you check this site periodically.

CONTACT US

If you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding our Online Privacy Policy and/or practices, please contact us at the following mailing address or telephone number:

Mailing Address:
Burger King Foundation, Inc.
5707 Blue Lagoon Drive
Miami, Florida 33126
Phone: 305-378-3186
Fax: 305-378-7017
Email: BKFoundation@rbi.com

Effective Date: October 30, 2020

About

Programs

Burger King Scholars

Each year, through the Foundation’s Burger King Scholars program, we award thousands of scholarships to eligible high school seniors and Burger King employees, their spouses and children. This year alone, we awarded $4.5 million in scholarship grants to almost 4,000 students in North America.

Literacy Programs

Since 2012 with Room to Read, we’ve impacted the lives of more than 100,000 children. How did we do this? By establishing over 200 libraries, schools and literacy programs, as well as publishing five children’s books for students in South Africa, Zambia, Tanzania, Cambodia, India, Sri Lanka and Nepal.

Community Learning Centers

In Latin America and the Caribbean, our focus is on bring literacy and skills training to students and families in disadvantaged areas. Our efforts are a step towards creating more literate communities in Latin America.